The former Baylor coach will be joined by members of the 1974 Southwest Conference championship team as well as other former players.
The statue stood for 12 years at Floyd Casey Stadium before it was moved to the “I Believe Walkway” on the opposite side of the Brazos River from McLane Stadium.
NCAA rules Georgia RB Gurley must sit out for 2 more games
ATHENS, Ga. Georgia was hoping to get Todd Gurley back on the field.
Looks like the No. 9 Bulldogs will have to wait two more games.
The NCAA announced Wednesday that Gurley, once a leading Heisman Trophy contender, must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two year period.
Gurley already missed the Bulldogs’ last two games, and the school had petitioned for him to be reinstated in time for Saturday’s Cocktail Party rivalry against Florida.
But the NCAA ruled that Gurley must serve a four game suspension about 30 percent of the regular season and said it “strongly considered” a harsher punishment given the extent of the violations. The junior running back was found to have taken cash from multiple individuals, even though he received “extensive rules education about the prohibition of receiving payment for autographs.”
Lakers rookie Randle breaks leg
LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg.
The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky broke his leg in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut in Los Angeles’ season opening loss cheap mlb jerseys to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Randle was strapped to a wheeled stretcher and taken off the Staples Center court after colliding with two Rockets and landing awkwardly with 6:46 to play.
Before Wednesday’s game at Phoenix, the Lakers announced that Randle’s injury was just as serious as it appeared.
Randle’s surgery was performed by Dr. Donald Wiss at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is expected to make a full recovery, but the Lakers anticipate he won’t play this season.
Canseco shoots finger in gun accident
LAS VEGAS Police in Las Vegas say no crime was committed when former major league slugger Jose Canseco shot himself in the finger in what he and investigators say was an accident.
The former Oakland Athletics jerseys outfielder tweeted a photo Wednesday of his heavily bandaged left hand and said he was recovering at home.
Canseco’s fiancee, Leila Knight, was also active on social media urging friends to pray for his finger.
Police say Knight was in the house Tuesday afternoon when the gun discharged as Canseco was cleaning in it the kitchen.
Canseco is a right handed batter who hit 462 career home runs and was a six time All Star.
He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees jerseys and Chicago White Sox jerseys.
Howe family says hockey great’s condition ‘guarded’ after stroke
LUBBOCK Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey Hall of Famer’s condition remains “guarded” but his spirits are good after a significant stroke Sunday.
The family released a statement through the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. The stroke occurred over the weekend at his daughter’s home in Lubbock, Texas. The family says the 86 year old Howe is showing some signs of improvement, but there is a long road to recovery ahead.
Howe’s family reports that his competitive spirit remains strong.
The man known as “Mr. Hockey” set NHL marks with 801 goals and 1,850 points mostly with the Red Wings that held up until Wayne Gretzky surpassed him in the record book.
Hornets forward pleads guilty to domestic violence charge
EAST LANSING, Mich. Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan.
The news came just hours before the Hornets were set to open the NBA regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks.